ICYMI: "Champions of Rural America"

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The Western Caucus Foundation recently debuted episode 5 of “Champions of Rural America” on RFD-TV. In this episode, Western Caucus Members toured the Southern Border to survey the consequences of the disastrous border policies on farmers, ranchers, and landowners throughout the region. Members also participated in a House Natural Resources Committee field hearing where firsthand experiences of so...

What They Are Saying: Industry Leaders Applaud Western Caucus Efforts to Rescind NAAQS Rule

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Industry leaders and associations representing rural America released statements following a letter led by Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Western Caucus Vice Chair Bruce Westerman (AR-04) and Representative Buddy Carter (GA-01), Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials Subcommittee, demanding the Envir...

Western Caucus Members Lead Charge Demanding EPA Rescind Burdensome NAAQS Rule

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Today, Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Western Caucus Vice Chair Bruce Westerman (AR-04) and Representative Buddy Carter (GA-01), Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials Subcommittee, were joined by 108 members of the House of Representatives in demanding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rescind the recently finalized rule fo...

House Passes Rep. Pfluger Bill to Unlock American LNG Potential

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Today, Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Representative August Pfluger (TX-11), Chair of the House Energy Action Team (HEAT), released the following statements following passage of the Unlocking Our Domestic Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Potential Act of 2024. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Pfluger and passed by a bipartisan vote of 224 - 200. “President Biden’s ban on future ...

Western Caucus Members Tour Southern Border, San Xavier Mining Laboratory

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Last week, Representative Juan Ciscomani (AZ-06) hosted Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), nine additional Western Caucus Members and over 40 Congressional staff for a southern border and mining field tour. “One of the main missions of the Congressional Western Caucus is putting boots on the ground across the West to show Members the unique issues in our districts firsthand,” said Chairman Newhouse. “...

What They Are Saying: Western Caucus Members Denounce NAAQS Rule for Fine Particulate Matter

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Western Caucus Members representing rural America released statements in response to the Biden Administration’s decision to tighten National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter reducing the current 12 μg/m3 to 9 μg/m3. “I am deeply concerned to see the Biden EPA's new rigorous National Ambient Air Quality Standards,” said Rep. Mike Simpson (ID-02), ...

Western Caucus Members Condemn EPA’s Decision on NAAQS Rule for Fine Particulate Matter

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Western Caucus Members released the following statements responding to the Biden Administration’s finalized rule on National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5). The final update to the NAAQS will have devastating economic consequences for timber mills, manufacturers, and American industry. “In another misguided decision by the Biden ...

Advocating for Rural America Means Advocating for a Secure Border

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This piece was originally published in the Herald Review. As the crisis on our southern border rages on with no end in sight, communities in Southern Arizona and across border states are struggling with the consequences. This week, members of the Congressional Western Caucus, a group of U.S. representatives dedicated to advocating for rural and western communities, are visiting the border in Arizo...

Chairman Newhouse Statement on Continued Gray Wolf Listing by USFWS

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Today, Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) released the following statement after U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced that there are no changes to the gray wolf’s listing status under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). “Today’s decision by the Fish and Wildlife Service is disappointing and contrary to sound science,” said Chairman Newhouse. “It is clear that gray wolf populati...

Chairman Newhouse Introduces Resolution Denouncing Biden’s Energy Policies

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Today, Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) introduced a resolution denouncing President Biden’s war on American energy. “From day one of his administration, President Biden has been at war with American energy production, increasing our reliance on foreign sources, and putting our energy security at risk,” said Chairman Newhouse. “Whether it’s cancelling the Keystone XL Pipeline, halting ...

Chairman Newhouse, Vice Chair Westerman Urge EPA to Halt Release of Onerous NAAQS Proposal

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Today, Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Western Caucus Vice Chair Bruce Westerman (AR-04) sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan urging the agency to halt its release of updated National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter. The letter reads, “It is our understanding that you are finalizing an update to the En...

Chairman Newhouse, Chair McMorris Rodgers Statements on President Biden’s Egregious Decision to Halt LNG Export Approvals

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Today, Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statements after President Biden announced a pause of pending approvals of liquified natural gas (LNG) export terminals under the guise of climate change. “The Biden Administration’s decision to deny future LNG export permits is yet another assault...

Failed Biden Proposal Would Have Allowed Our Enemies To Control Our Land Use

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This piece was originally published in The Hill. Who thinks it would be a good idea to give China, Russia or Iran the authority to block energy, food and mineral production on United States land? No one in their right mind, that’s for sure, but naturally the Biden administration tried. Fortunately, they failed, but this is a cautionary tale of why we must constantly remain vigilant and make sure t...

ICYMI: "Champions of Rural America"

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RFD-TV

The Western Caucus Foundation recently debuted episode 4 of “Champions of Rural America” on RFD-TV. In this episode, Western Caucus Members discuss efforts in Congress to preserve the western way of life and fight back against infringements on rural America's lifestyle such as rodeo bans. The episode highlights the great economic and social impact that rodeo brings to rural communities across the ...

Chairman Newhouse, Western Caucus Members Submit Comments to the CEQ’s Environmental Justice Scorecard

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Today, Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) led ten Western Caucus Members in a letter to Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chair Branda Mallory to submit comments for the Council’s request for information (RFI) on their Environmental Justice Scorecard. “The Biden Administration continues to push an ‘environmental justice’ agenda, but the reality is that their extreme plan is placing ...

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